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Zimmer Talks Free Agency, Quarterback Pro Days, and More on KFAN

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer has been a busy man in recent weeks, between the coaching staff and front office working together to improve the club via free agency and also visiting the pro days of several quarterbacks that might be on the Vikings' radar come May's NFL Draft.

He joined the voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, on KFAN 100.3 FM on Thursday to hit on those topics and more. Listen to the interview via the media player at the top of this page, and check out some key quotes below via the embedded tweets.

Zimmer on DT Linval Joseph: "He's a power rusher. He's going to take that guard and knock him back." Can contribute as pass rusher. #Vikings — VikingUpdate.com (@VikingUpdate) March 20, 2014

Mike Zimmer says in radio interview re-signing Everson Griffen was first choice at defensive end and then Michael Johnson. — Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 20, 2014

On @KFAN1003, Mike Zimmer on CB Derek Cox: "He's one of those guys that I hope I can resurrect his career a little bit." #Vikings — VikingUpdate.com (@VikingUpdate) March 20, 2014

Coach Zimmer: "I am excited to get on the field with the players. That's what I love to do." #Vikings — KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) March 20, 2014

Coach Zimmer: "[The Draft] is a collective effort...I'll rely a lot on Norv [Turner] and the other coaches..." #Vikings — KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) March 20, 2014

Coach Zimmer: "I pride myself on getting guys to play really, really good. I love proving people wrong." #Vikings — KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) March 20, 2014

Coach Zimmer: "That's kind of been my niche, taking guys [that people think are done] and proving people wrong." #Vikings — KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) March 20, 2014

Coach Zimmer: "If guys are in the right system, they have a chance to play...they can [still] play if their used correctly." #Vikings — KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) March 20, 2014

Coach Zimmer: "I don't know that [Pro Days] are the final piece of the puzzle...it's the feeling you get when you're around them" #Vikings — KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) March 20, 2014

Coach Zimmer: "From what Norv [Turner] is telling me, [Bridgewater's Pro Day] was not anything like what's being reported." #Vikings — KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) March 20, 2014

Coach Zimmer: "[Michael Johnson] wanted to be close to home is what it really came down to...He wanted to be w/me too but I lost." #Vikings — KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) March 20, 2014

Coach Zimmer: "I've had several people come up to me at these Pro Days who said we got a good one [in Linval Joseph]" #Vikings — KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) March 20, 2014

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